Henrik Ibsen

1828 - 1906

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Henrik Johan Ibsen (; Norwegian: [ˈhɛ̀nrɪk ˈɪ̀psn̩]; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of realism" and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, When We Dead Awaken, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henrik Ibsen has received more than 2,656,632 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Henrik Ibsen is the 35th most popular writer (up from 37th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Norway and the most popular Norwegian Writer.

Henrik Ibsen is most famous for his plays "A Doll's House" and "Hedda Gabler."

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Among writers, Henrik Ibsen ranks 35 out of 5,794Before him are Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, Émile Zola, and Rumi. After him are Anne Frank, George Orwell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stendhal, Alexandre Dumas, and Thomas Mann.

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Among people born in 1828, Henrik Ibsen ranks 3Before him are Leo Tolstoy and Jules Verne. After him are Henry Dunant, Rani of Jhansi, Saigō Takamori, Hippolyte Taine, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charbel Makhlouf, Randal Cremer, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and John Langdon Down. Among people deceased in 1906, Henrik Ibsen ranks 2Before him is Paul Cézanne. After him are Pierre Curie, Ludwig Boltzmann, Christian IX of Denmark, Archduke Otto of Austria, Élie Ducommun, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Anton Arensky, and Georgy Gapon.

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Among people born in Norway, Henrik Ibsen ranks 3 out of 735Before him are Ragnar Lodbrok (850) and Edvard Munch (1863). After him are Edvard Grieg (1843), Roald Amundsen (1872), Harald Fairhair (850), Knut Hamsun (1859), Rollo (846), Harald V of Norway (1937), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Henrik Ibsen ranks 1After him are Knut Hamsun (1859), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Jo Nesbø (1960), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Ivar Aasen (1813), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), and Alexander Kielland (1849).